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Our Guide To Sectional Garage Doors

Buying a garage door can be a tricky business. There are many things to consider such as style, material, size and opening mechanisms. If you are considering buying a sectional garage door, then our guide to these popular types of door will help you find the one that's best for you.

What Is A Sectional Garage Door?

A sectional garage door is made up of separate sections, that open up vertically and suspend on the ceiling of your garage. The way they are designed means you do not lose out on space in your garage or outside on your driveway. This makes them perfect for garages with limited access or that need to provide access for large vehicles.

Sectional garage doors can be installed as manual doors or automatic doors and fit almost all structures. They offer up to 14cm extra passage compared to a standard up and over garage door, and are protected on all four sides, with flexible and weather resistant seals.

What are Sectional Garage Doors Made of?

Sectional garage doors come in a range of materials, the most common of which are timber, steel, aluminium and GRP (fibreglass). The type of material your garage door you decide to use can come down to aesthetics, insulation, security and budget. To find out more about the different pros and cons of each material please read our article that discusses each. Or for more information please feel free to call GM Garage Doors on 01865 373973.

How Secure Are Sectional Garage Doors?

If you are looking for the best security on the market, you should look no further than a sectional garage door. The door is fitted on rollers that are hidden behind the garage opening, so that there is nowhere to gain a pivot point. This means that potential burglars will not be able to lever your door to make an entry. Different manufacturers will use different security systems, so it is important to understand what these are prior to making a purchase.

Can I Customise My Sectional Garage Door?

Being able to tailor your garage door is a wonderful thing. It allows you to match your door to your home, so it blends seamlessly with the character that you worked hard to create. In that respect, sectional garage doors are one of the best choices available right now. There are hundreds of colours available and a range of finishes to give your sectional garage door that something extra. Examples include: wood grain, silk grain, sand grain, timber and titan metallic.

How Insulated Is A Sectional Garage Door?

Sectional garage doors offer the best in terms of insulation and energy efficiency. The build of each and every door is designed to ensure minimum heat loss, helping to keep your energy bills low.

Our range of sectional garage doors come in two insulation categories, classic insulation and premium insulation.

The classic insulation is made up of a single skin, which is bonded throughout to steel profiles. This type of garage door is perfect for a detached garage where insulation is not a key factor.

Premium insulation doors come as a double skinned door for twice the stopping power. They are built to keep as much heat inside your home as possible, using 100% CFC-free PU rigid foam to boost thermal insulation.

What Safety Features Are Available On A Sectional Garage Door?

You can rest assured that when you install a sectional garage door, you will be in very safe hands. The safety sector for all garage door manufactures has grown in leaps and bounds. There are now many different aspects of a sectional garage door that are deliberately set up to protect you. These include: reliable anti-drop devices, weather resistant seals, hand guards, anti-pinch protection and many more.

Why Purchase A Sectional Garage Door?

The real question is why not? The sectional garage door offers you the complete garage door package. Its versatility in how it operates, coupled with its limitless styles and colours make it one of the best on the market and allow it to blend seamlessly into any contemporary home.

Don’t forget that your sectional garage door comes with a ten year, no quibble guarantee when purchased from GM Garage Doors.

For more information about how a sectional garage door can improve your home, please feel free to contact GM Garage Doors on 01865 373973 or send us an email.


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